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A Magical Evening in Singapore: Private City Tour
4.5

A Magical Evening in Singapore: Private City Tour

By Withlocals
Recommended by 92% of travellers
92% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About
Experience Singapore's fusion of flavors in the heart of Chinatown on a private nighttime food tour. Follow your guide through the bustling district, past its shops and landmarks. Along the way, learn about the area's rich history and culinary culture. Head inside an authentic hawker center to taste Chinese snacks and drinks. Later, watch a water and light show at Marina Bay.
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Ages 18-99
Duration: 2h 30m
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Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • Get the personalized experience of a private tour
  • Taste a variety of local foods and cool off with a beer
  • Learn about Singapore's unique culinary culture
  • Enjoy the i Light Marina Bay water and light show

  • Private Tour
  • 2 traditional Chinese snacks
  • 3 different Malaysian Satay tasings
  • 1 alcoholic drink: beer
  • Local Guide
  • This tour is carbon neutral
What's not included
  • No guest pick up & drop off
  • Extra food & drinks


Start:
  • LiHO TEA @ Lucky Chinatown, 211 New Bridge Rd, #01-09 Lucky Chinatown, Singapore 059432
    Upstairs Exit A of MRT Chinatown.
End:
  • Boon Tat Street, Boon Tat St, Singapore
    Finish your local evening experience while tasting Satay and enjoying beer like a local

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Pushchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 24380P334

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 24380P334

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Itinerary
  • 211 New Bridge Rd, #01-09 Lucky Chinatown, Singapore 059432
    Upstairs Exit A of MRT Chinatown.
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    Pass by
    Chinatown
    i Light Marina Bay
    Boon Tat St
  • Boon Tat St, Singapore
    Finish your local evening experience while tasting Satay and enjoying beer like a local
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  • Withlocals
    884
    Singapore, Singapore
    Joined in December 2015
  • Scott M
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Singapore Street Food
    HJ was attentive and kind. He introduced us to a variety of great foods that we would not have normally eaten and gave us a good background of the history and cultures in Singapore
    Written 15 June 2024
  • R475PDsuzanned
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic!
    Marcus was great, giving us all the knowledge we could have wanted - and I ask a lot of questions. Made it fascinating. Was good at adapting to my dietary needs as well.
    Written 14 June 2024
  • Curious272665
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent walking tour
    The walking tour was comprehensive and any questions were answered immediately . Grayson is clearly very knowledgeable and a friendly host
    Written 14 June 2024
  • rufftuff
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A special insight to multiple cultures
    Our tour guide, Ang, was terrific. He combined the right amount of history with each location we visited for tastings. It was a very hot day and he made sure we had plenty of water and stops to rest. We are grateful to Ang for providing us a unique, fun filled experience.
    Written 14 June 2024
  • NHart622
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great food and tour!
    Marcus gave us a well thought out culinary tour of some of Singapore's highlights. He also taught us much about the history and culture, in addition to some of the practicalities of living there. An experienced guide, Marcus has much to offer first-time and returning visitors, alike. Well done!
    Written 11 June 2024
  • travelsdawideworld
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great tour and guide
    Great historical tour with delicious food. Marcus was very patient, well-versed, and served us amazing food and amazing stories, definitely recommend
    Written 10 June 2024
  • Europeanholliday
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Getting to know the real Singapore
    We had such a great experience with Monica. We got out of the tourist areas and saw the every day Singapore. Monica was attentive and tuned in quickly to our interests. She provided some great suggestions for things to do during the rest of our stay. She was generous with her time. Thanks very much Monica.
    Written 10 June 2024
  • grantk838
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I’d give Marcus 6 stars if I could!
    Marcus was incredibly knowledgeable about the history of Singapore and its specific neighborhoods. He was warm, friendly, accommodating of a temporary disability from knee surgery, and picked some of the best food that we had on our entire week in country I would give him six out of five stars if possible! Can’t recommend this tour enough!
    Written 7 June 2024
  • PeterC592
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful Tour in Singapore With Monica
    Monica is one of the best and kindest tour guides that we have met! She took us on a special journey of how the local Singaporeans live. Due to the hot weather, Monica was able to navigate our tour by alternating walking with a few comfortable air conditioned bus rides. We would not be able to explore these interesting but less traveled districts without Monica’s expert guidance. In addition, she was so kind to share her helpful food suggestions, special landmarks, and a “secret” air conditioned underground passage to the Merlion statue. If you are seeking a knowledgeable guide in Singapore, Monica has my highest recommendation.
    Written 6 June 2024
  • juliehM8264YD
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must do tour.
    What a great tour! Marcus our tour guide was informative and so interesting, the food was delicious, started with Middle Eastern then went on to Indian and finally Chinese. Not only did we have copious amounts of food Marcus’s knowledge was fantastic. Highly recommend this tour for any foodie out there. If you are reading this Marcus the mini pineapples you bought us were devine!
    Written 4 June 2024
  • Sheridan S
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I love food
    HJ was a great tour guide. We had a lovely afternoon walking the streets and exploring. Nothing was hard and he looked after us friendly with a great sense of humour
    Written 2 June 2024
  • 1111tem
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cultural experience! From food to history
    Wow what an amazing tour. Not only tasting the history of Singapore but Arthur gave us the most in-depth cultural heritage experience we will never forget. Arthur’s knowledge and hospitality made this one of the best tours we have ever been on.
    Written 2 June 2024
  • Lucy O
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous Tour
    I booked this for my parents. They had the most fantastic time with HJ. We couldn’t recommend him more highly. My Dad wrote to me about the tour: Amazing evening thank you so much for organising it. Such a lovely chap. He gave us a tour of Chinatown as well as the gastronomic street food. Never eaten the delicious food before! Singapore and particularly Chinatown is buzzing! Thank you HJ
    Written 2 June 2024
  • michaeleN4304OS
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Good, Great Guide, Great History
    Our tour was awesome! Marcus was a great guide who gave us a perfect balance of history and delicious food. We travelled through three different cultural districts that provided a great understanding of the local culture and cuisine. Come hungry because you will get a lot of food. Highly recommended!
    Written 31 May 2024
  • suwenh2021
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great tour of a different part of Singapore most tourists never see
    This was a great tour. Richard was a great guide, he was articulate, tried to connect with each of us, showed us cool tricks, shared interesting facts about both the past of Singapore and its present, and made great jokes. Richard was a great guy, showed us how he lived, gave us refreshments while talking about the housing situation of Singapore, and gave us fun facts that even the average Singaporean might not know. Over all, 10/10 tour. Tip. Bring water.
    Written 29 May 2024
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Michalis V
Athens, Greece358 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Grayson’s tour was very good. Communication before the tour was excellent and the tour was well scheduled and interesting. Satay snack, provided with the tour was excellent and in sufficient quantity to feed a family of four. Overall, Paul is a very nice, polite person and is his tour is absolutely recommended.
Written 27 August 2023
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bw007
Canberra, Australia3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I was in Singapore for a few nights during a recent stopover and decided to do a walking tour. What a GREAT TIME I had with Withlocal tour guide Ronnie! We walked through Chinatown and ended in Marina Bay area seeing many places, snacking local foods, and learning the history and changes that have made Singapore the amazing place it is today. Also visiting places and eating at places that tourists don't normally see or get to. Ronnie was an exceptional host with a bright, bubbly personality which made this tour so much fun and enjoyable. I highly recommend this tour as a Must Do for everyone while in Singapore! Thanks Ronnie and Withlocal Tours..
Written 26 October 2018
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tburch
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May Ling was a fantastic tour guide and took us on a terrific night tour of Chinatown followed by seeing the light show at Marina Bay Sands. She strategically kept us under shelter most of the tour while still showing us some amazing sights and having us taste delicious local foods. She even loaned us an umbrella! I would highly recommend May Ling to anyone wishing to see an up close and personal tour of
Singapore.
Written 23 November 2018
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John L
Maple Glen, PA25 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
My wife and I (middle-agers) brought her parents (early 80s) and young adult children to Singapore. We wanted to do a tour the first day to get a sense for the city and insider perspective on what we should do with our three-day stay. Thumbs up on this tour.

Our guide was Raymond, and he was simply stellar -- energetic, knowledgeable, adaptable, earnest, and incredibly helpful. He took us threw ChinaTown and some of the nearby neighborhoods. He was able to speak Mandarin to my in-laws and English to the rest of the family. Highly recommend Raymond!

Because my in-laws couldn't walk as far as the planned tour, Raymond changed things up and we ended up sitting at a hawker food stall place where Raymond helped us find good food. We sat and talked about the city and things to do during our vacation.

Couple of important posts -- the information I received about the meeting spot said meet at Chinatown MRT station. Please ensure you get more detailed description in advance on where to meet. There are numerous entrance/exits to this station spread out over a large geographic area. We spent a very stressful 30-40 minutes trying to find our guide requiring multiple phone calls with tour company HQ (Netherlands). Do no make this mistake!!

Also, this is NOT a food tour. Although we knew this in advance, we thought there would be more opportunity for sampling/eating so we were starved by the time we requested a change in the plan. So please eat in advance.

Lastly, there is a lot of walking on the plan for this tour. I wish we had reached out in advance to see if we could modify the tour to have more breaks to sit and talk. My mistake, not the tour or guide. I'm sure they would have accommodate us.

All in all, a very good tour and highly recommend. Especially Raymond!
Written 14 January 2020
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sgburnard
Perth, Australia3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Friends
We had a wonderful tour of Chinatown with Jack Zhao. He is a great host - entertaining, cheerful, informative and helpful.I especially enjoyed seeing places where tourists normally don’t go. I would happily take another tour with Jack. So glad I discivered Withlocals, will be back.
Written 14 September 2018
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Eda A
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We really enjoyed this tour with our guide Ronnie! He was excellent at showing us around and giving us a knowledge of background on how Singapore developed. He was fun and answered all of our questions.
We walked in Chinatown and got to try some local food. We really got to see how beautiful Singapore is at night! I highly recommend this tour with Ronnie if you are ever in Singapore!!
Written 22 June 2019
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Pathfinder566264
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
Excellent evening spent with our tour guide Cynthia. Very interesting see the local sights and tasting local foods. We even went back to sample the food and visit the area again a few days later. Cynthia was very friendly and obviously enjoyed sharing Chinatown with us. We even saw some of the back streets of Chinatown on our walks. Would highly recommend this tour
Written 25 May 2019
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CWSCES
Peterborough, Canada29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
The true Storyteller of Singapore.

Ronnie was an amazing tour guide and host. As we arrived on a cruise ship we weren't exactly sure at what time we would be able to meet...up front, Ronnie provided some latitude in the start time and in fact we did start 30 minutes earlier than planned. Ronnie is a wealth of local knowledge and provided us with a very comprehensive history of Singapore. Ronnie told us at the start of the tour that it was impossible to fit everything in to the two hour tour window and asked if we had any issues with it going longer...of course not. It turned into a 3 hour tour. We walked at a very leisurely pace as one of us was recovering form a knee injury, and at no time did we feel rushed. Ronnie pointed out many points of interest and historical markers which have been set up within Chinatown specifically, and as it turns out all over Singapore. If we had not done the tour we would not have been aware of these features and would have missed out on many facts and information of a historical perspective. As it turned out I had set up a self tour for a couple of days later while we were in Singapore; however, the tour Ronnie had set up hit all the points of interest we had predetermined we wanted to see. We redid the walk the next day in the daylight and were able to expand on the info Ronnie had provided.
I highly recommend the tour, and Ronnie specifically. It turns out Ronnie is a professional tourist guide by day, and just loves to share his knowledge of the city by night. He is an enthusiastic and energetic person, as well as a great conversationalist. He provided many tips that helped us enjoy our stay in Singapore. When we return to Singapore, and we will return, Ronnie will be on our list for another tour.
Written 8 March 2019
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traveller59
sydney115 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
Booked a "tour" with Jack as our guide during the Chinese new year. The evening got off to a bad start due to incomplete instructions where to meet.(There are 2 entrances to Exit A which was the assigned meeting point).anyhow we eventually met up and commenced the tour with a brief walk through Chinatown stopping a minute or so for a quick snack and a beer that never arrived. very little commentary along the way which was understandable given the crowd. Then a slow walk past an historic mural (interesting) to a long wait for the Amazing Light Show, not in the "hidden place away from tourists that only your guide knows" as advertised but in the middle of the 5 deep crowd. Not much talking or interesting information throughout the tour. At the end of the Light Show we managed to find a taxi by ourselves and left with a feeling that we had wasted our time and money. Cannot recommend.
Written 7 February 2019
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Thank you for reaching out to us, your input is highly valuable. We are very sorry to hear that the local experience with Jack did not meet your expectations. Withlocals is constantly working on improving the quality of our tours and host performances. We already got in touch with your host Jack to investigate the situation and prevent it from happening again. We would be more than happy to help you find the most suitable host for you in your next trip, juts contact us and we will make sure you will have the original Withlocals experience. Sincerely, Withlocals team
Written 27 March 2019
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2Litllion
Irvine, CA23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Family
Booked a tour with "Withlocals" and Jack Zhao in Singapore this past Dec 20th. As our flight came in mid-afternoon we booked an early evening tour. Our family of four, two children, met Jack at the China Town Metro station. NOTE: if you meet a guide at he this metro station pay attention to the exit letters, there are 5 of them A through E. And each is a few minutes walk from another. Jack took us around Chinatown, gave us an excellent history of this part of Singapore. Though the temples were closed we visited several and Jack gave us a great education on the symbolism used on the temples. I learned a lot about Tigers, Dragons, and Lions. At 9:00pm Jack lead us to the outdoor water show. This was wonderful, best we've seen. Even though our time was up I asked Jack if he would guide us to the top of the "Boat" hotel, which he did. NOTE: you need to pay a fee to get to the top but views at night are worth the price. Overall Jack made our one evening in Singapore a special night. I would recommend Jack.
Written 18 January 2019
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